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Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882

Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882

Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882. The plants pictured are 8 -10 years old. The outer bark has been shaved and the trunks covered with grass to encourage the regrowth of the bark... Read more

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Filename: p040 - 006838LA20120727-022 Cinchona.jpg

Size: 3467 x 4481 (3.8MB)

Date: 5th February 2015

Credit: Copyright RBG Kew

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Owner URL: http://www.kew.org/

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Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882

Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882. The plants pictured are 8 -10 years old. The outer bark has been shaved and the trunks covered with grass to encourage the regrowth of the bark, from which quinine alkaloids were extracted for use as a malaria medicine

© RBG KEW

Media ID 10631400

1882 19th Century Archival Archive Bark Black And White Botanic Garden Botanical Garden British Empire Ceylon Cinchona Collector Empire Herb Herbal History India Kew Gardens Kew Library Medicinal Medicine Mono Monochrome Plant Plants Quinine Rubiaceae

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